Chisolm Studios is a multi-award winning, full service photography studio. We have over 20 years of professional experience in portraiture, commercial and freelance photography. Our work continues to appear both nationally and internationally. We also routinely photograph for a number of magazines and calendars. Regardless of the type photography you are after we have a reputation for consistently exceeding client expectations by providing “wow” images. We are not a cookie cutter photographer, but we look for unique and different images for every assignment we do. This includes family and children's portraits, high school senior pictures and wedding photography. On the commercial and business photography side: we can provide images of your facilities, headshots, product photography, aerial photography, ad creation and more. Our studio is located in Granville, Ohio, reliably serving the greater Columbus area including: Granville, Newark, Heath, Pataskala, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg and locations beyond. We also travel to destination locations. There are various galleries above showing a just small sample and variety of work. Our Headshot gallery is located here.
Photoshop Expertise: We are the digital imaging experts! With over 20 years of Photoshop experience we can produce about anything you can dream of. Special effects, if requested, is one of the many things that helps us produce sensational and attention getting images.
Digital Retouching: Our retouching is second to none. We believe that a properly retouched image should look untouched. like it has been retouched. We routinely work with book and magazine publishers on projects that require digital editing.
Photo Restoration: We can take your cherished faded or damaged photographs and make them look new again. With today’s technology we can often make them look better than the original.
Duplicating Photographs: Family history is important, Photographs of your ancestors that you have inherited where only one copy exists can be duplicated and distributed to your siblings and your children.
Micro - Macro photography: Do you have something small that you need images of? We have specialized lenses and lighting which allow us to photograph very small items and make large prints. Usually close up photography has limited focus. Our expertise allows us to get images that are fully in focus.
Print Ad Production: Are you a small business and need an occasional print ad for the newspaper or a magazine? We can produce “camera ready” attention getting ads to the exact size and standards that publishers love – they only have to place it and they are done. No additional expense for you!
Printing: In house we have wide format printers which allow us to custom print large photo quality images at the last minute if needed. We can print on everything from canvas, photographic, and acid free fine art papers.
Professionally Retouched Prints from your Camera or Phone: Do you have a picture in your phone that should be on your wall? Prints from your phone.
Video Production: We produce video shorts that can be used on your web site which helps with SEO (search engine optimization) and you can also place on social media for even more exposure. With our high powered computers, video editing and special effects (both in video and photography) is no problem.
Art Reproduction: We are currently working with a number of artists reproducing their art with Giclée prints which allows them to keep their original work, yet share it with family and friends. Many of these artists are also now selling high quality prints of their work.
There is more! If there is something you are interested in and do not see it here please let us know! We love the challenge of finding attention getting unique solutions! If we cannot do it most likely we work with someone who we know, like, and trust to get the job done right. Contact us for more details!
Take a serious look at your current headshot. Is it doing you and your company justice? If not, it’s time to cut it loose and replace it with one done right. Does it look like you? Does it match your brand? The quality and style of your headshot conveys a lot about you as a person and signals how you conduct business and effects directly on your professionalism. If you are a business professional, actor, model, author, write for newspaper, magazines, or have a blog you need a professionally done headshot.
Here is what Jim Deutschle wrote about us following his headshot experience: “I’ve never had what I considered to be a good picture of myself. Well, at least until Gary Chisolm photographed me. Hands-down, his photography resulted in the best portrait I’ve ever had taken.” Read the full text of his testimony here.
With the significance of social media in today’s business environment it is important that you have a current headshot. We have devoted a large section on our website to explain what make us different. We take the time required to make your headshot look like you! Headshot photography is all about capturing your essence and expression. Click here: For more headshot information and gallery samples.
If you have lived in the Granville area, you most likely have already seen examples our work, and may even have it hanging on your wall. For the past 7 years we have been providing all the main calendar images for the Granville Community Calendar. This calendar is distributed to every address in the 43023 zip code.
Having provided photography for numerous calendars we have had many requests from people who wanted some of these images for art on their walls. Thus we now have a line of Giclée Fine Art Prints featuring the beautiful scenic areas of Ohio and beyond. We can custom print to a size that fits the space on your wall. Our prints are available locally at The ART BARN: art gallery and custom framing.
Know, Like, and Trust
What separates us from other photographers? We don’t just take a picture; we develop relationships with our clients! We take the time necessary to properly create, in a comfortable and relaxed environment, a portrait that captures the spirit and personality of an individual or group. We know how important it is to have the right personal or family portrait. The family portraits captured today will become the heirloom photographs hanging on relative's walls for generations to come.
To promote businesses, we expertly and meticulously photograph commercial products to portray "real" looking images. We artistically and creatively solve the technical and challenging aspects of commercial photography. We want your business to impress your customers.
Many of our clients have become friends: They know, like, and trust us!
In 2017 I was selected as the Photography Juror. This year I get to compete! There were 353 artworks submitted, 99 were selected from 80 Artists. My piece “Warner’s Sugar Shack” was selected as is shown below.
SFX – Photography with an artistic flare!
Some would call this “Hybrid” photography because it is of the blending of photography and art. We call it SFX. Using a select photograph we apply various unique special effects to it. We can also collage a number of these images into a distinctive large wall print. These can then be printed on canvas, metal or high quality photographic paper and hung on the wall and enjoyed for years to come. For a quick overview (just over a minute) please watch the video below.